Baseball bills itself as the National
Pastime and indeed it is quite popular.
However, it was not particularly popular among those who
purchased silver spoons because we find very few souvenir spoons
related to the sport.
I only have one recently acquired spoon by Tiffany and Co. which is
devoted to baseball.
In this picture the spoon appears to have a nice 3 dimensionality to
it, but that is an optical illusion.
The back of the spoon indicates that it was made by Tiffany &
Co. in 1995.
I am assuming that it is a re-strike of a spoon issued at an earlier
date, but I have never seen such a spoon
(which only means I haven't seen it - -it may exist)
Note: I have seen a few other older spoons about baseball, but they are
If on the chance that there is anyone reading this who does not know
about baseball - -a simple writeup from Wikipedia is provided:
Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine
players each. The goal is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a
bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a
ninety-foot square, or diamond. Players on one team (the batting team)
take turns hitting against the pitcher of the other team (the fielding
team), which tries to stop them from scoring runs by getting hitters
out in any of several ways. A player on the batting team can stop at
any of the bases and later advance via a teammate's hit or other means.
The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the fielding
team records three outs. One turn at bat for each team constitutes an
inning; nine innings make up a professional game. The team with the
most runs at the end of the game wins.
Evolving from older bat-and-ball games, an early form of baseball was
being played in England by the mid-eighteenth century. This game and
the related rounders were brought by British and Irish immigrants to
North America, where the modern version of baseball developed. By the
late nineteenth century, baseball was widely recognized as the national
sport of the United States. Baseball on the professional, amateur, and
youth levels is now popular in North America, parts of Central and
South America and the Caribbean, and parts of East Asia. The game is
sometimes referred to as hardball, in contrast to the derivative game
more information on baseball is available at Wikipedia
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